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Fish are Starving in the Great Lakes
The 41 page report examines how the polluted runoff and invasive species is destroying the base of the food web. Fish populations in Lake Huron have dropped by 95% in the past two decades and Lake Michigan has also seen dramatic declines as well.

Invasive mussels, now numbering in the trillions in Lake Michigan are a likely cause of the problems. In near shore areas the mussels are seizing the nutrients flowing into the water from tributaries preventing them from circulating in the open waters. In turn the shores are suffering from an explosion of algae while the fish in the mid-lakes are literally starving.

 
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